An ambulance was carrying as many as 6 children including the body of a deceased woman to Machanoor village of Wadagera taluk of Yadgir district. Due to heavy rains, the vehicle needed to be guided across the submerged bridge. It was when a 12-year-old Venkatesh came at the right place and at the right time to help.
According to the video posted by The New Indian Express below, Venkatesh can be seen rushing in front of the ambulance to make sure that there is ground underneath and that it crosses the bridge safely. The boy who is barely above water did his best and guided the ambulance.
People have been praising the little boy a hero and applauding his superb tale of bravery.
“I really don’t know if what I did was an act of bravery or not. I just wanted to help the driver,” The New Indian Express quoted Venkatesh as saying.
As per the reports, after nearly 2 weeks of turmoil, the flood situation across western and southern India shown signs of enhancing as the rains became less intense.
The current situation in Karnataka’s flood and heavy rain-hit districts has improved, and inflows in reservoirs are also slowly decreasing now, according to an official update issued by the government.
The Karnataka state government has already issued a red alert in many parts of the state and so far, 28,880 people have been evacuated from 51 flood-hit districts who are shifted to 273 relief camps in the regions and are safe now.